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(L-R) Paul McNeil, Jill Griffin, Michael Cutler, Jeremy Bucci, Bob Gunther and Ezra Parzybok discuss about medical marijuana during the Medical Marijuana Pot Forum at the JFK Middle School, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

Key players in medical marijuana industry air implications in community forum

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Panelists at a forum on medical marijuana Wednesday discussed the various complexities of using pot medically, from the legality of growing it to finding the right dosage and knowing when it is and isn’t safe to drive. Panelist Bob Gunther of Holyoke, previously of New York City, said he did have a lot of questions when he first …

UMass, Hampshire and Holyoke Community colleges get $810,000 grant to combine clean-energy studies with sustainable agriculture

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AMHERST — Agricultural students at the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College and Holyoke Community College will benefit from an $810,000 National Science Foundation grant to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture. “The main purpose of the grant is to marry what has for the most part historically been two separate sides of sustainability education — clean energy and agriculture,” …

District attorney’s Safe School Summit focuses on positive learning environment

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

HOLYOKE — Charles D. Appelstein does not believe there is such thing as a “bad kid.” “I think any kid who wants to do something violent really doesn’t want to do it,” said Appelstein, a youth-care specialist from Salem, New Hampshire. He said he believes that most of the time, except for some young people who might have anti-social personality disorder, the bad …

Log Cabin breaks ground on new wedding venue

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Holyoke — The Log Cabin, a long-running outdoor wedding venue with panoramic mountain views from its Mount Tom location, has begun work on an addition. The business is expanding its outdoor facilities on the uppermost clearing above its …

Heading Outdoors

Friday, July 4, 2014

Items for Heading Outdoors may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, faxed to 585-5299, or mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., Northampton, Ma. 01060. ∎∎ Accessible Kayaking — Stavros Outdoor Access holds adaptive kayaking program for people with disabilities, their families and friends on July 7, 14 …

Hobby Lobby shoppers in Holyoke: Birth control decisions should be left to the individual, not her employer

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HOLYOKE — Though it looked like business as usual Tuesday at the Hobby Lobby in the Holyoke Mall, shoppers expressed disappointment over the previous day’s Supreme Court decision involving the national arts and crafts supply store. Monday’s 5-4 decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby gave “closely held” companies …

Medical emergency caused Holyoke crash in which elderly man died

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HOLYOKE (AP) — Police say a medical emergency was apparently the cause of a crash in Holyoke that took the life of an elderly man. A man in his 80s died in the single-vehicle crash on Route 141 at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. His name was not immediately …

Grand jury indicts two for allegedly misleading police, perjury during investigation of alleged attack at Westhampton house party

Monday, June 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two new indictments were handed down by a Hampshire County grand jury last week in connection with an alleged attack against a Holyoke man during a Westhampton house party in May. Raymond Zachary Paquette, 21, of Westhampton was indicted on two counts of misleading police after …

Man stunned, arrested following high-speed chase through Northampton, Holyoke, Westfield

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WESTFIELD — A man was arrested on Southampton Road in Westfield Wednesday evening, surrounded by Holyoke and Westfield Police and a State Police helicopter, after leading officers on a high-speed chase through three cities. Holyoke Police Sgt. Kevin …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Avril Lavigne — Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., Foxwoods. $37.50-$57.50 foxwoods.com Earth, Wind & Fire — Mon., July 7, 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $45.50. mohegansun.com Katy Perry — Mon., July 7, 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $100.50, $150.50. mohegansun.com …

Survey seeks reaction to pilot bicycle-sharing program considered by Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A pilot bicycle-sharing program being considered by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and a regional Bike Share Advisory Committee is seeking reaction from the community. A survey is being publicized by members of the advisory committee, which includes Northampton, Amherst, Holyoke and Springfield. Other members include the University …

Eric Suher buys building housing Diva’s Nightclub, Pleasant Street Car Wash in Northampton

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — City business magnate Eric Suher has purchased the property at 480-492 Pleasant St., home of Diva’s Nightclub and Pleasant Street Car Wash, for $1.55 million from Matthew Pitoniak and Edmund Kamansky of Northampton. The multilevel building …

Mt. Tom coal plant to close in October; environmentalists celebrate

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Environmentalists are celebrating word that the Valley’s coal-fired power plant, a “dirty dozen” energy producer that received a $55 million upgrade just years ago, will close this October. But the news means the end of 28 jobs at …